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Pinterest to unveil Android app at Google I/O

by: LucianJune 25, 2012

Pinterest is a fast growing social sharing website that let you “pin” various items you find online and then share them with your friends. A lot of people seem to like this new social network (especially women) and its popularity has been growing quickly lately, mostly through word of mouth.

I believe Google will be very focused on content and services with their upcoming Nexus 7 tablet that they will unveil at Google I/O two days from now. Therefore, it makes sense for Pinterest to have an app ready for the occasion, as this image leak seems to suggest:


People have even suggested that Google should buy Pinterest after Facebook [...]

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Best board games for Android

by: Carl ParkerJune 25, 2012

When we were kids, our parents often recommended that we play board games. These were not only fun but board games like chess, backgammon, snakes and ladders, and checkers actually developed critical thinking by encouraging players to strategize to win. Though we’ve departed from our childhood and a lot of us prefer going paperless, that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy these games. Our favorite board games from our childhood are now on our Android phones with twists to make them more exciting.

Check out this list of some of the best board game apps for Android and relive your childhood inside your Android phone.

Backgammon Free

One of [...]

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New Facebook feature let’s you “Find Friends Nearby”

by: Ankit BanerjeeJune 25, 2012

Facebook and the advent of the smartphone have completely changed the way we communicate with friends.

Party invites, and in extreme cases, even regular hangouts with friends are organized through Facebook events. “Remembering” birthdays has never been easier thanks to Facebook’s reminders. We now know exactly what everyone is up to, whether they are close friends or that persistent relative who just wouldn’t get the hint when you ignored their “friend request” the first ten times. How many of us contact friends, even those living in the same city, using Whatsapp, Viber, Gtalk, etc.?

It looks like Facebook, which has been [...]

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Talpic: Social sharing of photos with embedded video recordings

by: Carl ParkerJune 25, 2012

Do you fancy multimedia content that goes beyond what you already get from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social networks? You’ve come to the right place. Talpic, an app available on both Android and iOS devices, is a media sharing social service which allows you to browse images and audio posts publicly shared by other app users. And, of course, it also gives you the opportunity to go public and share your own posts with others over Facebook, SinaWeibo, or email.

Aside from allowing you to explore thousands of shared images, Talpic also has the ability to embed an audio recording to a certain shared photo. Say, if you wish to record your own voice while [...]

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Galaxy S3 Ubuntu installation possible, if you got the urge for some Linux

by: Chris SmithJune 25, 2012

In case you haven’t heard this a million times so far, the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich on board, on top of which you’ll find Samsung’s own user interface called TouchWiz 4.0. But that may not be enough for certain Android fans, especially those of you that would like to run Linux on this high-end device.

Some Android developers found a way to install Ubuntu on the Galaxy S3, so if you’re not afraid to go through such procedures, which could void your warranty in the process and may lead to various annoyances, then you should definitely check it out. Nevertheless, we remind you that we’ll never advise you to root [...]

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Official Wimbledon 2012 app now available on Google Play Store

by: Ankit BanerjeeJune 25, 2012

It’s shaping up to be an amazing summer for sports fanatics, with the UEFA Euro 2012 going on, Wimbledon starting today, and the Summer Olympics 2012 beginning later next month in London. With Euro 2012 and Wimbledon overlapping over the next few weeks, many might find it difficult to keep track of what is going on in the sports world. To help in this regard, at least when it comes to Wimbledon, the oldest and one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments around, is the recently released official Wimbledon 2012 app.

The app, developed in association with IBM, provides a host of features including:

Schedules, live scores, final results, and other news Player [...]
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TiVo app for tablets now available

by: Ankit BanerjeeJune 25, 2012

With TV networks determined to “win the time slot” when it comes to the ratings war between their premier shows, many viewers  are almost guaranteed to have to choose between several favorite shows on any given day. Granted, there are some not-so-legal ways around this problem. But if you have qualms against going the shady route, TiVo is the solution for you.

TiVo allows you to record all your TV programs to view later, also including shows that are running on other channels at the same time. Following the release of the TiVo App for Android, which gives you complete control of your TiVo DVR from your phone, now comes the tablet-specific TiVo for Tablets [...]

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Best Android apps for astronomy enthusiasts and stargazers

by: Alvin YbañezJune 25, 2012

Our ancestors viewed the starry sky every night. In their minds and imaginations, they formed stars into unique objects that we now call constellations. They also told stories of how these constellations came to be. Thanks to today’s technology, we are able to see the real images of stars, planets, and other celestial objects in space. We have even sent space missions to discover the mysteries of outer space.

With the rapid improvement of Android smartphones, you can also discover the stars and planets right on your Android device. In today’s app list, we will be tackling of some of the best Android apps for astronomy enthusiasts and stargazers. Using these [...]

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Portal 2 Wheatley Android live wallpaper app available from Google Play

by: Chris SmithJune 24, 2012

That’s right, Portal 2 fans and Android handset owners, you heard it right, Portal 2’s Wheatley robot is now available for purchase in Google Play for just $1 as a live wallpaper app. All you have to do is head on to Google’s app store and get it.

Once you install it on your Android handset, you’ll have the robot’s omnipresent eye following your every (finger) move on the device, although that’s pretty much all that Space Robot LiveWallpaper has to offer (that’s actually the name of the app in Google Play). Fret not though, as more features are promised by the developer for future updates.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus handset owners should [...]

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1 million NFC Android handsets sold in France, but they have little use

by: Chris SmithJune 24, 2012

More and more smartphones will come with support for NFC technology in the future – short for near field communication – as companies such as Google, Microsoft, wireless carriers and others become more interested in offering NFC features including mobile payments to their customers.

A new report from Fierce Wireless reveals that NFC adoption is on the rise in Europe as well, with over 1 million NFC-enabled handsets sold in less than two years. The technology is supported by four carriers in the region, including Orange, SFR (Vodafone), Bouygues Telecom and NRJ Mobile, which hope to have around 2.5 million NFC-ready smartphones in use [...]

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